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Thursday 11 April 2024
Prime Minister Kishida sees US-Japan chip synergy on horizon at bilateral summit
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said he sees more opportunities for cooperation with the US in the next-generation semiconductors.
Tuesday 2 April 2024
Japan approves US$3.9 Billion in aid to chip venture Rapidus
Japan approved as much as ¥590 billion ($3.9 billion) in subsidies to chip venture Rapidus Corp., committing more money to its ambition to catch up in semiconductor manufacturi...
Wednesday 27 March 2024
DNP to supply photomasks to Rapidus for 2nm chips in 2027
Japan-based semiconductor material provider Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) will supply Rapidus with the photomasks for 2nm chips after mass production, scheduled for 2027.
Tuesday 26 March 2024
TSMC + Japan: win-win situation or mutual exploitation?
At a recent semiconductor forum hosted by a think tank under Taiwan's National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), former TSMC R&D Director Konrad Young and various scholars...
Wednesday 20 March 2024
Japan's LSTC backs up Rapidus' 2nm ambition with multinational team
The Leading-edge Semiconductor Technology Center (LSTC) established by the Japanese government, along with Rapidus, was formed in 2022, marking a crucial initiative for Japan's advancement...
Monday 18 March 2024
Rapidus eyeing revolutionary single-wafer processing to slash chipmaking cycle time for premium AI customers
Rapidus is trying the revolutionary single-wafer processing procedure to significantly reduce cycle time for chipmaking on its way to mass-produce 2nm chips.
Tuesday 27 February 2024
Apple and Tesla veterans aim to help Japan design AI chips
The Japan government-backed research group...
Tuesday 27 February 2024
Back-end houses divided on whether to build Japanese facilities like TSMC
According to industry sources in Taiwan, IC back-end houses are divided as to whether they will establish facilities in Japan similar to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company...
Monday 26 February 2024
Shazam! TSMC opens JASM fab, Taiwan's tech minister Wu can't wait
Taiwan's Minister of Science and Technology, Wu Tsung-tsong, said TSMC's new Kumamoto fab offers win-win outcomes for all involved.
Tuesday 23 January 2024
Rapidus to focus on specialized AI chips and not compete with TSMC
Rapidus, a Japanese company building a semiconductor factory in Chitose City, Hokkaido, Japan, said the construction progress is going smoothly despite the tight schedule. The company...
Monday 8 January 2024
TEL boosts new hire salaries by 40%, aims to tackle work conditions for female staff in semiconductor industry
Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL), a prominent Japan-based semiconductor equipment manufacturer, is set to raise the salaries of all new employees by approximately 40% starting in April...
Thursday 28 December 2023
TSMC and Rapidus fabs fuel semiconductor talent shortage in Japan
In response to the establishment of semiconductor facilities by major manufacturers in Japan, including TSMC's wafer plant in Kumamoto and Rapidus's new facility in Hokkaido, the...
Wednesday 20 December 2023
Japan trade minister aims to help Rapidus grow customer base
Japan's new trade minister says he hopes to expand the scope of support for Rapidus Corp. by helping the local startup grow its customer base.
Monday 18 December 2023
Rapidus aims for world's fastest fabrication services, targeting custom AI chips
Japan's chipmaking startup, Rapidus, is setting ambitious goals to mass-produce 2nm chips by 2027, aiming to provide the world's fastest chip manufacturing services, targeting clients...
Thursday 16 November 2023
Rapidus to set foot in Silicon Valley to enhance cooperation with Nvidia, AMD and Tenstorrent
Rapidus, the advanced-node Japanese foundry service provider targeting cutting-edge processes at 2nm and below, revealed at a business luncheon participated by industry leaders that...
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